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What is the Best Blender?

We know how difficult it can be the find the best blender for your kitchen, there are so many different types each that have their own pros and cons and with the price differences choosing the best blender can really be a challenge.

Do you want a countertop or free standing blender, or would you prefer a hand blender? Do you need to crush ice or blend a soup? These are all questions you should be asking yourself before you dip your hand into your pocket and invest in your next blender.

Like many other kitchen gadgets you only really want to pay for the features you need so why pay more for a blender with features and add-ons you’ll never use. Still confused? Don’t worry we have picked out some of the best blenders from top manufactures and compiled a list of the ones we think are the best.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a smoothie drinker, a hummus junkie or just want to make an iced coffee; there is a blender for you read through our blender reviews to help make the right choice.

Our Best Blender Picks 2015

Blender Style Brand Pricing Rating Visit
Blender Style Brand Pricing Rating Visit
Counter Top Vitamix High ★★★★★
Immersion Cuisinart Low ★★★★★
Counter Top Oster High ★★★★★
Counter Top Storebound Medium ★★★★★
Immersion KitchenAid Low ★★★★★
Counter Top Ninja Medium ★★★★★
Counter Top KitchenAid Medium ★★★★★
Immersion Braun High ★★★★★
Counter Top Hamilton Beach Low ★★★★★
Counter Top Black & Decker Low ★★★★★

Which Blender Should You Buy?

When choosing to buy a kitchen blender there only really only two types you will come across; a counter top blender and an immersion blender or often called a hand blender.

One of the first buying decisions you will have to make is exactly what are you going to be blending? Once you know this you will have a better understanding of what type of blender you need as well as the features and functions you will want have on the blender.

However that being said, many homes have both types of food blenders for tackling different prepping tasks in the kitchen.

Counter Top or Stand Blenders:

These are by far the most common style of kitchen blenders that you will see. This type of food blender is designed to sit on your kitchen counter top and comes with a jug or jar with blades at the bottom to blend and process your food or liquid.

This style of blender comes is various different sizes from small to large but commonly the 48 oz capacity is more than adequate for the home kitchen.

The counter blender is generally used for making smoothies, blending protein shakes, sauces, frozen drinks and can even be used for makinghummus.

Countertop Blender Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: can tackle many prepping tasks; excellent for making smoothies or crushing ice
  • Cons: can be awkward to blend hot foods and are generally more expensive than stick blenders

Hand Held Blenders or Immersion Blender:

The Immersion Blender or often called the hand held blender have become very popular in recent years many due to TV chefs using this style of blender as well as improvements in technology which in turn has decreased the prices.

There are corded and cordless blender types and many of the newest models are cordless and mounted on the wall.

Immersion blenders are great for pureeing or blending small batches of food right in a bowl you are using without the need to transfer your food to the countertop blender.

You can also find some hand held blenders that come with various chopping accessories which really does increase their function as a go-to kitchen food prep tool.

Immersion Blender Pros and Cons:

  • Pros: easy to clean, can blend directly in a bowl, typically cordless, easier to store.
  • Cons: limited function, generally only used for pureeing or small blending tasks, cannotcrush ice.
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